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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 1, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE '84/85

I still love ya BD...funny, but until the other day and the other day besides that, I didn't know that you were necessarily an 80s fan. Now, that might all be on me, but I just happened to catch on that you, and ClCity I think, joined in, and we talked about the fact that 81 was considered a good year and all, and I realized I couldn't peg you...

Now, not to make me feel bad, but way back when I used to try those "poster listings by memory" (not lately when I had to cheat by cutting and pasting lists from old threads by SDH or someone that had all of us reply to them or some such), weren't you the one I always forgot? Thus, it really would make me look bad if you were to say "uh...yep, WT, you always forgot me, cause I WAS posting everyday about the 80s!" (as opposed to my thought being you've been doing it more lately).

Anyhow, I've never thought that anyone here that posted regularly (ie, nonTrolls) that got into a back & forth with me (ie, argument) was inappropriate (ie, stirring the pot per se); the only two I can say bothered me a bit were the Dan Healy and Trumpethead guys that said I didn't contribute/didn't "know" TStation...since they never posted again, I don't know that they were sincere, and I really did piss them off, or that they were just Rob or LiA trying to get me to lengthen my post (hold the jokes, please).

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jan 2, 2010 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE '84/85

Hey Tell,

Yup, it was I that gave you a hard time about forgetting me (ironic that you forgot that?). Of course it was all in good fun as I am still only a part time member around these parts.

I wonder, as I look back at the point I was trying to make, if it's easier for an 80's guy to go back and listen to the older stuff than it is for a 60's guy to appreciate the newer stuff? Even though I defend the 80's, I really equally enjoy both 68-74 and 77-84. After that it's hit or miss, and there's very few hits after Brent died. I guess my other point I was trying to make is that this place has really opened my eyes to music I have never heard (or may have never heard if I didnt have an open mind) and I hope the old schoolers dont write off the 80's just because it's not their preferred era. When I look at my GD journey it's amazing at how it has matured. I remember thinking that 1985 was THE year (primarily because those were the tapes I had before it became easy to get shows) and now I think 1985 was one of the worst years (except 6-27-85, my 2nd favorite show). I hope that makes sense.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2010 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE '84/85

Yep--it is also ironic that the Forum opened me up the same way in the sense that I came here with far less of an early era bias...I knew that by 82 I didn't like them as much as mid 70s, but really, I just knew I loved the studio work and had no idead about 68 and such.

I was initially looking for some high energy, solid vocals shows, and based on TFTVault, I started exploring the early era and asking folks...then, I realized "my shows" from 74-82, just didn't have the punch I heard in the early era...I switched over from those I saw to those I hadn't seen (flies in the face of the logic you often hear about "folks like what they saw!" and such).

So, I do "know" the stuff from 72 thru about 85, but only those I went to, or explored via folks here saying "you gotta hear" this 88 show or some such. Have probably only listened to parts of shows, maybe one or two, over the last 20 yrs of the band's efforts.

Anyhow, what you said made sense, and I do think it's a good thing that folks are showing more interest "on the big board" in other eras...as indicated above, I think there are quite a few 80s, even 90s fans about.

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